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Should You Write a Memoir?

When I wrote Blackbird, the first of four memoir-based novels, I had no idea that the process would impact me in the way it has. I didn’t write a memoir to create a legacy for my three children, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. I have neither encouraged nor discouraged them from reading Blackbird or my subsequent novels, My Mother’s Daughter, The Perfect Mother, and The First and Last Lesson. (The fourth book will be available this summer.) Instead of a legacy, I hoped that sharing events in my life in fictional memoir form would be freeing for me and simultaneously

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